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Poster: brewster Date: Jan 20, 2009 11:00pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: its agaist the law to distrubute spam and porn in the USA


You are right, we want to stop the spam and we are trying to stop the spam. The spam in most cases is clear cut-- this is not a free speech issue, this is a willing abuse of the site. We may have only this much spam (I hear other sites have more issues than we do) because we are non-profit and a library-- defacing a library is just not good karma.

But we are in a cat-and-mouse game, and fortunately it has subsided for now but they will surely be back.

Many volunteers and archive programmers have been battling this-- thank you very much. it is not fun, and we appreciate your patience, in some cases, and help from others.

-brewster
Digital Librarian

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Poster: BoloResartus Date: Jan 21, 2009 2:16am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: its agaist the law to distrubute spam and porn in the USA

You just gained me as another volunteer.
I remember the Green Card spam and understand
how annoying the problems are to not just the
users but also to site administrators and
those who have shoveled manure against the tide
trying to make the Net and the Web a useful
resource without choking everything off in response
to a few who do bad things and the many others
who think they are the decision makers as to what
is "right and good and true" for the world.